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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boylates

Yeah, up until this month, I had no idea what that word meant either. I was informed that it's Pilates, but for boys only. That doesn't necessarily change the format or the poses, but it does mean that it's an atmosphere in which boys won't feel embarrassed to move and exercise in the presence of girls. There's just one exception: ME. I'm teaching the class. And I'm a girl.

But I'm okay with that, and the boys/men who have signed up seem to be okay with that as well. I think one of the participants is actually going to bring his wife once a week. So we're cool.

I can't even explain how excited and nervous I am to start teaching classes at Wasatch Therapy. I can't believe it's only been 6 months since I set this goal for myself, and now I'm at the cusp of fulfilling it.

I already have some play lists organized on my iPod, and I've been practicing in my living room so I have some comfortable cues to give when instructing the class. I've also been attending Nikki's class the last few weeks so I can better understand Pilates (I'm totally a Yoga girl!!) and get a feel for how the students like to be taught. Now I just need to actually host my own class and see how it goes. There's nothing more I can do until then!

If you're interested in attending some classes, just send me an email to livytay [at] gmail [dot] com. I'll let you know where to go and what times I'm teaching.

5 comments:

  1. you will ROCK! for everyone reading this, Livia has THE BEST FORM in the entire pilates class. She picked it up so easily. She is very graceful and has all the principles down. You go girl! I highly recommend you guys going to her classes. :)

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  2. Aw, thanks Nik. I learned from a great Pilates teacher... :)

    Hope the trip to ID is great!! See you after the break!!

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  3. good luck!!! i'm excited for you :] and if i lived closer and actually had motivation to work out then i would want to participate!

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  4. I am so impressed with you, Liv! I totally would love to attend a class when I'm home for the holidays. Maybe I'll bring my mom-in-law and sis-in-law.
    It would be great to see you again, because seriously, when was the last time?
    Anyway, best of luck to you. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  5. You teach PILATES ! You must be buff! I miss loving exercise. I just can't get into it the way I'd like to. How can I fix this?

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